Martin once said, “Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.” Indeed, death is the ultimate reality that we all must face. Leo Tolstoy’s main character Ivan Illych, faced this reality himself. And unfortunately, Ivan Illych faced his end painfully full of regret. While the The Death of Ivan Illych is an exploration of mortality, it also sends a very distinct message. It’s not too hard to gather that Leo Tolstoy wants his readers to live a fulfilling life.
The poem goes through the journey into the afterlife. It explains every emotion of regret and sadness pertaining to the journey. Dickinson uses language, symbols and figurative language to further express her claim. This claim that she proves is that humankind really needs to slow down, that life needs to be further appreciated because living for death isn’t living at all.
In the poem, “If I Should Die,” the speaker is curious as to what would happen if they were to die (Academy of American Poets). Death is a common fear. The speaker emphasizes that the idea of death is a natural, peaceful thing that everyone will encounter at the end of life. There is no need to fear death but embrace it and the time that’s allotted in living it. Within the poem, Dickinson creates a picture of a person dying, and another person living and just how that will affect time, nature, and the earth (Moorhead).
What do I want to do with my life? How can I make a difference? The answers to these questions are endless, but the real question is, “Will I fulfil my goal?” Words are words, and whatever you say makes no difference until you put your words to life. Otis Tomas’s book makes me realize that the meaning of life is not just about taking up space of our atmosphere, but it is also about generosity, giving, and making a difference in our world. “The purpose of life is not to be happy.
The characters accomplish this through sacrifice and compromise. The reader explores the obstacles these characters face in which they choose to compromise their happiness and put the happiness of others before them. The author demonstrates the unique power of this throughout this text and we explore the numerous ways in which these characters compromise their happiness. As human beings, we want the best for ourselves. Personal desire always triumphs the ide... ... middle of paper ... ...le to adjust to the situation and sometimes sacrifice personal desires.
It is the paramount of the good in life. Not all pleasures are necessarily alike either. Some are shallow, and transient, quickly vanishing as soon as what causes said pleasure to end. Often these types are followed by a feeling of emptiness, or a suffering of withdrawal. Other pleasures are katastematic, meaning that they are deep, sustained, and go on beyond what creates them stops.
The Underworld is a place where most souls of the dead live. “The Odyssey”and “Enkidu 's Dream” are two stories that describe how the underworld would be like when one encounters it. The Odyssey describes the underworld as a place filled with unhappiness and misery and that punishment will be served in the underworld to the wrongdoers . While, Enkidu 's Dream describes the underworld ad a very dark, unpleasant and scary place to be in, where no one looks forward to pass away due to it. Accepting fate and having fate plays a major role in both stories.
There are some dis-jointed sentences in the second stanza, “fell to the bleak streets” followed on the next line by “where I felt my heart gnaw” ended by the sentence “at all our mistakes.” In doing this Duffy allows the reader time to think and feel what the writer is going through. Where I felt my heart gnaw refers to the anxiety and grief he/she feels over mistakes made in the relationship. Duffy uses personification again in the first line of the third stanza “If the darkening sky could lift”. Here lift is referring to the writers wish to have his/her mistakes taken away. “But we will be dead, as we know” shows that death is a certainty to everyone, and wasting time mourning is possibly pointless.
In his book, The Body Silent, Robert Murphy shares with us the changes in life and actions of society when faced with the process of death. In our society we think of death … “as if it were shameful and dirty. We see in it only horror; meaninglessness, useless struggle and suffering, an intolerable scandal” (xi). De Hennezel shows us how death is supposed to be seen as a passage to a better place, wherever you believe that place to be, and views the movement toward death as an intimate time, as the last moment of someone’s life. To be able to share this moment with someone is a gift, for you are experiencing all that that person has become, everything in their life has come down to this culminating moment.
“Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished it must be nearly finished”, said by Clov to describe death as an ending moment of life (Beckett 767). The irony of beginning the play with the ending it conveys the dark misery of the story. The repetitive usage of the word ‘finished’ throughout this play helps the reader to understand that death was the life everyone looked forward too. “I hesitate to. .